I submit that in our American government today there is no right or left, Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal…there is only good versus evil, right versus wrong, and truth versus deception. And while it is still in our power as Americans to choose good, to choose right, and to choose truth we must do so over party loyalty, and we must choose these things over pragmatism.
Frederick Moore Vinson, 13th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, said something that is eerily indicative of our society today. He said: “Nothing is more certain in modern society than the principle that there are no absolutes.” But we cannot have freedom without foundation or we will have freedom which leads to chaos, or a freedom founded on ever-shifting sands of moral principle.
Moral absolutes must serve as the foundation of our government. I believe there are two sets of values driving the political discourse today: the ever-shifting values articulated by Justice Vinson; and the Biblical absolutes anchored in the sacred text, the Holy Bible.
The moral supports found here are not exclusive to any political party. They are found within ourselves, in our conscience, placed there by a Divine Law Giver…and it is the duty of each one of us to exercise that conscience in the voting booth. The responsibility to cherish the principles of morality and religion, Washington said, does not fall just on the politician. No, it falls equally on the pious man.
“We, the people” are the pious man. We are the government. The Constitution reads “WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES…” It is our responsibility as pious people to protect it, to fight for it, and to elect those who will stand with you to do the same, regardless of party affiliation. Further, and more importantly, we must run out of the halls of our government institutions those who would try to subvert it.